July Newsletter

Live Life Outside Monthly Digest

Patriotic Issue

Happy July 4th and a big thanks to all who serve for our country past & present!

July Issue 2020

Ahh, July…when the extremely hot weather begins to set in and we search out the sun-loving spots of our beautiful coast, although now more than ever we must find ways to stay home and enjoy our own outdoor spaces. We’ve been reviving some yard-game wars in our family; Corn Hole, Bocce, Croquet and Badmitten. The grandkids have even been happy in the old-fashioned sprinkler. 4th of July has always been a time to play outside, watch fireworks, make picnic food and spend time relaxing with family; it’s our favorite holiday!                    

We’re choosing whatever summer paperbacks we find when we’re already shopping to minimize our exposure in stores and stuffing them in backpacks, beach bags and in the car waiting our turn in the grocery pick-up line. These were our WalMart selections:

The Woman in the Window By A.J. Finn – Chris’ Choice & Review: “ The answer seems like it’s right on the edge of your mind in this mystery, but it keeps changing as the novel progresses, and keeps you guessing. The descriptions of the architecture of the old house in New York where the novel takes place were extremely well written, and his visual imagery astounding. Looking forward to watching the movie.”

Ask Again, Yes By: Mary Beth Keane – Michele’s Choice & Review: “This story spans a lifetime and reads as a coming of age story in New York as well. The author correlates the fact that all our lives have joy, tragedy and peace and how we choose to live through life’s events and endure shapes not only ourselves but all those who cross our paths. A good lounge chair read in the shade.”                      

Cast Iron, Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler                                 

Chris made this from an adaptation of a recipe from www.myrecipes.com.

Prep: Heat charcoal fire on one side of the grill to medium-high heat, 350 to 400 degrees. In a seasoned dutch oven, mix together; 6 to 7 cups of sliced fresh peaches, ¾ cup sugar, sprinkle of sea salt, 1 teas. Cinnamon, 2 TBL. melted butter.

Part 1: On the hot side of the grill, place uncovered dutch oven and close the grill lid, cook about 15 minutes until bubbly.

Part 2: While that’s on the fire, in a bowl, mix together 1 cup flour, ⅓ cup sugar, 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder then add ½ cup heavy cream and ¼ cup melted butter, mix gently.

Part 3: Open grill top and drop biscuit mixture on top of peaches. Cover with Dutch Oven lid and grill for 15 minutes more. Remove dutch oven carefully from the hot grill. Let it stand covered for 10 minutes before serving. Serve with vanilla ice cream.

Picnic Corner

We’ll highlight another business or product we love that mixes with living outside.

Our patriotic business to highlight this month are our business friends, Scott and Lindsay Marhold of Patriot Waste Disposal. Many of you have seen Scott picking up your construction debris on our jobs. Scott is a 1994 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy of West Point, NY and served as an officer in the U.S. Army for 6 years. After moving from Texas to Carolina Beach, he worked as a construction management instructor at CFCC, then decided to start his own business. In his own words, “…I really wanted to start my own business and my Dad taught me two things; don’t think you are above any work and don’t think you are better than anyone else…you’re word is your bond and I take that very seriously.” Scott always does what he says and is a stand-out in the construction industry. We are so pleased to have met each other at the NHC dump one afternoon. Please call Scott any time you have your own disposal needs, he’s exceptional at what he does. Thanks to Scott for his service to our country, this is a veteran owned and operated company! *Part of this information was from an article in the Island Gazette, C.B, N.C*

Patriot Waste Disposal LLC.

Call or Text: 910-231-2054

Email: patriotwastedisposalllc@gmail.com

Website: www.patriotwastedisposal.com

We wish you all the best of Summer, Michele and Chris Pasch

Genuine Carpentry

1121 Military Cutoff Rd. Suite 154

Wilmington, NC 28405

910-547-3480

Please note: We are not paid to advertise any business, person or product and do warrant any of the products or businesses mentioned. Simply, we are sharing with you our family recipes and outdoor suggestions of the things and experiences we have enjoyed recently.

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